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Old 09-01-2003, 04:40 AM   #1
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form testing/unstable to stable


long time ago i chose to switch from stable to testing/unstable. Now i want to go back but anything i tried doesn't work. What can i do to go back to stable?

Tanks in Advance!

Old 09-01-2003, 11:37 AM   #2
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AFAIK apt-get doesn't provide an even moderately convenient way to downgrade, but I have had some thoughts on it.

Here's a guess (I haven't tried it yet, but it seems reasonable):
1) change your /etc/apt/sources.list to point to the stable versions
2) apt-get update
2a) apt-get dist-upgrade
3) apt-get remove glibc
3a) apt-get -f install gedit
3b) apt-get dist-upgrade
4) apt-get remove mozilla
4a) apt-get -f install mozilla
5) apt-get -f install gmc

synaptic might be a better way to do the installs, as it will let you pick a large number of choices at once.

glibc may be a bit to basic for you to touch this way. Think about this very carefully. And be *very* certain that you don't reboot until things are built back the way you want them to be.

OTOH, my real answer is "why?"
Depending on your answers to that question the best answer could be to reinstall from CDs.
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I am sure 1000% that I saw a simillar thread about two weeks ago and it had some good replies too.


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